sparklezgrrl
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CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME ID THESE??

Hi,

I'v got two plants that I do not know what they are.. and they are having problems. I'm thinking without knowing what they are ..how can I treat them. Right? Right! Anyways.. the first one looks like this..

[img]https://www.thefilehut.com/userfiles/sparklezgrrl/cap0011.jpg[/img]
[img]https://www.thefilehut.com/userfiles/sparklezgrrl/cap0004.jpg[/img]

The problem is that they look like they are dying from the ground up. Their leaves are yellow at the base of the plant. Could it be they need to be thinned out? They are bulbs and I'v noticed that they are many bulbs in one place.. like 10-15 in one planting spot.

The second plant looks like this::

[img]https://www.thefilehut.com/userfiles/sparklezgrrl/cap0010.jpg[/img] - healthy
[img]https://www.thefilehut.com/userfiles/sparklezgrrl/cap0005.jpg[/img] - dying

I think these have aphids? Whats happening is the leaves are turning brown and crunchy and then falling off. While other leaves look as if they've had something eating them and around that spot is brown. Heres kinda what I mean::
[img]https://www.thefilehut.com/userfiles/sparklezgrrl/cap0008.jpg[/img]
[img]https://www.thefilehut.com/userfiles/sparklezgrrl/cap0009.jpg[/img]

Anywho, any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for you time.

Jackie[/img]

opabinia51
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The name of the first plant escapes me but, around this time of year, the browning leaves should be pruned off. This will happen every year. If you have a bit of yellowing in the leaves, the most obvious deficiency isNitrogen.

Give it a dose of Liquid Seaweed fertilizer (follow the dilution instructions on the package).

sparklezgrrl
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Ohhh! Okay!

Okay, will do.. thank you very much :)

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Hi SparkleGirl,

The first is an Agapanthus, badly in need of water. Don't mess with it or you won't see flowers for a year or three... ANd fertility is DEFINITELY an issue with all these plants, even the "healthy" ones...

Hard to tell on the shrub, but I think it's Manhattan euonymus (E. kioschavaticus) and that could be scale, an insect that looks kind of cottony. Check branches and undersides of leaves...

But mostly these plants are all stressed: the soil around them is compacted and most water they see probably runs off. A good mulch and some time spent with a cultivator would do these plants a LOT of good. And a good organic feed is needed SOON...

Can split the agapanthus later, (I wouldn't) but wait for a cool down first. The other stuff is WAY more important...

Good luck, Jackie!
Scott

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That's interesting because the same variety that my mother has, we prune back every year and every year we get flowers. Oh well, I'd follow Scott's advice though.

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Sickly perennials

Some furthur care tips:
Use a soaker hose for watering. You can mulch over the hose and control where the water goes. Water to a depth of 1". Keep the hose and mulch 2" or more away from plant bases.

Google the names Rich Earth and Espoma for their websites. The first is a good emergency soil conditioner and the second is an organic fertilizer.

Remove all leaf and garden litter from the top of the soil before mulching. Litter can provide an environment that attracts disease and insects.

For Euonymus:
The plant is a host to many diseases and insects.
It requires full sun for healthy growth.
Does not like crowding (it appears to be pressed against a border)
Hold off on feeding this plant until the disease clears up.
If the plant has not improved by late fall-it probably won't.

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Thanks for the tips! :) Just a little note on soaker hoses and deep watering. (I think that both are an excellant idea) But, during times of water restrictions (at least where I live) soaker hoses are actually banned. So, best to check with your local water police before using one.

sparklezgrrl
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Thank you soo much!

Thank you everyone for your help. I'v been watering them more and got some fertilizer out there ..and bought some ladybugs for the aphid problem. They've been perking up some. Anyways, thank you very much :wink:
Jackie

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Howdy all!

Opa, by don't do anything, I meant don't dig it or root disturb it. Yoiu can prune the daylights out of agapanthus; it's perennial, but mess with the roots and they sulk...

These ideas are all sound and Opa, part of the beauty of a soaker hose is that, if you bury them in the mulch like I do, no one can see you water... :twisted:

Jackie, hope everyone is getting better; I like your cures so far, but she's right (AGAIN), that euonymus may or may not come back. Keep an eye on it...

Scott

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You secret little devil you :wink:

Still, I'd check with your local watering police on the subject. A drip system would work as well.

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It's all about the plants! ANd mine consider me a saint :roll:

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